Thursday, December 13, 2012

Let's Ramble


Let's ramble!

I won't mislead you. I'm a little nervous about this year's event. Preparations have been a little more challenging this year. The unreliability of the Rosston General Store as a refreshment stop, and the infiltration of the oil and gas industry on some of our more "pristine" areas prompted a route change. I ended up with two alternate routes in hopes of minimizing a long headwind finish. Then I persuaded "GravelDoc" to make the trip down from Missouri to join the ride. Finally, if everyone that sent me a note actually comes, we will have our biggest Ramble ever. So, yes, I'm nervous. Expectations might be higher than ever. I hope my guests enjoy themselves.

The current weather forecast for Saturday indicates cool temperatures, only a slight chance for rain, and WSW wind.  If this holds, we'll take the Greenwood Loop route. That should make for a pleasant stop at the Greenwood Grocery and Grill. If the wind shifts to the north, we'll likely head for Gainesville.

It's almost Saturday.  So pack those bags with snacks, cameras, and a relaxed perspective, come up to my little place on the north Texas prairie, and join your friends in a pleasant rural ramble.

9 comments:

Scott said...

Before heading into a big game the old man would say, "If you don't have butterflies, you're not ready". Love the effect in the photo. Have fun Pondero. Ramble on.

Doug said...

Wish I could join the group, but it's more than a day's drive to get ther. Have fun.

Peg's Pantry said...

My condolences to you on the loss of your father-in-law. You wrote a very moving epitaph.

Wish my husband and I could join your ride, but we have recently relocated from Bolivar to the KC area. Say "hello" to Gravel Doc from us!

No matter the weather conditions, I know you will have a wonderful ride. You always do!

GravelDoc said...

The bike's in the van...ready to ramble!

liz francis said...

Thanks again for a wonderful ride. We sure appreciate your hospitality. Make sure you say thanks to "Mrs. Pondero."

springfieldcyclist.com said...

Hope you guys had a great day. I was tempted to make the drive down but life got in the way. Why is that the case so often?

RonDog said...

We had a great time as usual on the Ramble. Thanks for your great hospitality!

GravelDoc said...

I thoroughly enjoyed riding the Ramble and getting to know some of the great folks from the Fort Worth area. Also, Cindy and I especially enjoyed getting to spend some time with the Pondero family; including the four-legged members! Thanks again for opening your home to us!

Pondero said...

I really appreciate all who took the time to travel to my place to ride with me, and wish my other blog buddies could have joined as well. Bikes are wonderful, but friends are better.